Swim Safety Internship Programme

Are you looking for a challenge this summer? Are you keen to learn and develop yourself?

Then the Swim Safety Internship Programme could be for you.

We’re looking for a bright & enthusiastic individual to join our 2019 internship programme. You’ll get an insight into the workings of a small, niche company providing water safety management & consultancy services to a large array of clients.

We’ve worked on the London 2012 Olympic Games, the 2014 Common Wealth Games and more recently the 2018 European Championships.

Over the season you’ll work with clients such as Ironman, Tough Mudder, London Triathlon and Human Race.

It’s not all about Sporting events though, we also provide water safety services for PR shoots/stunts, on TV & film sets and for corporate events.

The programme we offer is a learning and development opportunity for an intern to gain experience across all aspects of our business. The flexibility we offer allows the individual to tailor their experience to the specific area in which they want to learn and develop, broadly these areas cover Events Management, Marketing and Operations.

About Us

Swim Safety is the UK’s leading event water safety management & consultancy company servicing the events industry; working across a range of mass participation sporting & corporate events. We specialise in recruiting, developing and managing local water safety teams and plans for events requiring water safety cover, offering a ‘one-stop ’water safety service for event organisers. Over the season we work with clients such as Ironman, Tough Mudder, London Triathlon and Human Race. It’s not all about Sporting events though, whilst event water safety cover makes up the large majority of the work we do, we also provide water safety services for PR shoots/stunts, on TV & film sets and for corporate events.

Role Description

The programme we offer is a learning and development opportunity for an intern to gain experience across all aspects of our business. The flexibility we offer allows the individual to tailor their experience to the specific area in which they want to learn and develop, broadly these areas cover Events Management, Marketing and Operations.

Interns will receive mentoring and on-the-job training working closely with all divisions within Swim Safety. They will have the opportunity to gain experience working at both corporate and sporting events, PR shoots, TV and Film sets and alongside marine engineering and construction-based jobs.

You’ll need to be highly motivated, organised and able to work under your own initiative. Within this role, you’ll be providing valuable support to our existing event managers both administratively but also operationally on-site at events. An interest or experience in outdoor water sport activities/water safety/lifeguarding is a distinct advantage, as is having a good level of knowledge of triathlon, open water swimming and/or obstacle racing.

An average week will consist a combination of office based work, site visits and/or meetings and two or three days on-site at events. Being happy to work most weekends over the season is essential.

By the end of their placements each intern will have had the opportunity to gain additional water safety or equivalent qualifications, learn and develop key skills for working within their desired field and gain experience working across varying industries.

Desired Qualifications, applicant must hold at least one of the below:

  • BCU Lifeguards SESA Qualification (or alternative BC qualifications)
  • British Canoeing Coaching Qualification
  • Internationally recognised Beach or Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • RYA L2 Powerboat Certificate / Instructor (or above)
  • NGB Rescue Boat Driver/Crew Qualification

Other relevant qualifications will also be considered. Please include in application form.

Remuneration

This internship is a full-time paid position at a competitive internship rate. Event travel expenses and accommodation (where required for work purposes) will be covered.

Duration & Location

The internship is available from April/May to September (circumstances dependant), on a full-time basis. However, we will consider applicants wishing to undertake a shorter internship period.

When not on-site you will be based in our office in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.

Closing date: Sunday 31st March 2019

Interviews: Early April 2019


How to apply

Please complete and submit the online application form here

Applications close Sunday 31st March